Friday, January 23, 2015

MOVIES | Ned Rifle x Kickstarter

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Last week I swung by the Kickstarter HQ in Brooklyn for a screening and special Q&A with director Hal Hartley for his new film Ned Rifle. This is the third and final installment in a series of films Hartley's directed—following Henry Fool (1997) and Fay Grim (2007). Both are on Netflix, FYI!

I've become fascinated by the world of crowdfunding and am constantly amazed by the incredible and creative projects that come out of it, especially with films (another one that comes to mind is the Veronica Mars movie). 


Ned Rifle stars Liam Aiken (Ned Rifle) and Aubrey Plaza (Susan Weber). I have to admit, I have an increasing obsession with Aubrey Plaza, so I was even more excited to find out that she was in it.

Check out the trailer:


After watching the film, Hal Hartley sat down with Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler (Between Two Ferns style haha) for an interesting Q&A about what went into the making of Ned Rifle.

Director Hal Hartley (left) and Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler (right)

The film is set to be released this April, so keep an eye out!

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Thursday, January 8, 2015

MUSIC | Fifth Harmony To Kick Off 'The Reflection' Tour

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Big announcement this week: the super cute girls of Fifth Harmony are going on their very first headlining tour! The Reflection Tour kicks off February 27th and also features Mahogany LOX, Jasmine V and Jacob Whitesides. They shared the news in a fun video cover of "Uptown Funk."


The Reflection Tour Dates:
2/27 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
2/28 San Diego, CA House of Blues
3/1 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
3/4 Dallas, TX South Side Music Hall
3/5 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
3/8 Tampa, FL Busch Gardens
3/9 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre
3/10 Charlotte, NC Amos’ South End
3/11 Norfolk, VA The Norva
3/12 Richmond, VA The National
3/14 Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre
3/16 Royal Oak, MI (Detroit) Royal Oak Music Theatre
3/17 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
3/18 Youngstown, OH Stambaugh Auditorium
3/20 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
3/21 Clifton Park, NY (Albany) Upstate Concert Hall
3/22 Mashantucket, CT The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
3/23 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
3/24 Boston, MA Wilbur Theatre
3/26 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center
3/27 Glenside, PA (Philadelphia) Keswick Theatre

These girls are seriously the cutest. I hung out with Ally, Normani, Dinah, Camila and Lauren at a Faze Magazine cover shoot last year and it was a ton of fun. They are so humble and so incredibly talented.


I hope to see them when they make a stop in NYC in March!


- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

MY LIFE | Vancouver Holidays


It's always nice to be back on the west coast for the holidays! I've been home for nearly three weeks now and I've gotten to spend a lot of time with family, catch up with old friends and enjoy the perks of living at home.

Take a look into my mini escape from NYC:

Sister, sister

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

MUSIC | Gov Ball 2015 Line Up Announced!


It's that time of year! The summer's biggest music festivals are starting to release the names of the artists/bands who will be hitting the stages. Since I'm obsessed with NYC, it's no surprise that one of my favourite festivals is The Governors Ball. This year it's happening on June 5-7 on Randall's Island, with headliners including Drake, The Black Keys and Deadmau5! Tickets go on sale Jan. 9th at 12pm EST.


Friday, January 2, 2015

MY LIFE | Vegas, because why not?


The day after Christmas, I joined my family on a trip to Vegas as a last-minute add-on. My sister had a softball camp out there, so it wasn't your typical Vegas vacay, but I had a pretty good time. It was relaxing, which was a change f'sho. I climbed some rocks and took some majestic photos of a random dog, I spent lots of time admiring the palm trees, and I got to see Britney Spears live at Planet Hollywood.

Take a look!


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Peace out 2014, it's been rad.


At the start of 2014, I had no idea what to expect for the year ahead. Little did I know that I was in for a ton of amazing adventures and surprises that would take me to where I am today. I was open to new things and was ready to challenge myself in ways that I never would've imagined. Here's a look into this year's highlights:

THE PEOPLE
I've always known about the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people, but I think this year it really stuck with me. The people who I've had the pleasure of knowing and meeting this year have brought experiences, opportunities and memories that will last a lifetime. My family and friends have always been there for me and their positivity and encouragement really keeps me going. Sorry for being a cheese ball, but I had to say it at some point. I'm honestly surrounded by the most talented and passionate people who inspire me on a daily basis.

 

Monday, December 22, 2014

MY LIFE | NYC Week 17

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So I've been documenting each week since my big move to my favourite city, and I gotta say it's been such an amazing experience. I've finished up one semester and 2015 is just around the corner—crazy how fast time flies. Here's what I got up to Dec.15-21:



LEFT: Greenwich village strolls | RIGHT: Tried the super cute restaurant Prune (54 E. 1st St)

Friday, December 19, 2014

EVENT | Côte&Ciel Pop-Up Launch

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This month, I swung by the debut US location of French accessory brand Côte&Ciel—a cool pop-up space at 355 Bowery in NYC. If you're in need of a great travel bag that is a perfect combination of modern, stylish and functional, you'll find it here. Check out the pop-up shop now through January 23rd, 2015.

Take a peek:

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

MY LIFE | NYC Week 16


Last week of classes for the semester -- getting that much closer to the holidays!
Here's December 8-14:

 This week it got incredibly cold. My friends were all impressed by my ability to bundle up. #thecanadian

Monday, December 15, 2014

COMING UP | Charli XCX @ Urban Outfitters NYC [FREE]

FYI NYC!


Seriously, this girl is killin' it. I interviewed her back in Montreal at Osheaga and she's just as cool in person. Let me know what you think of her new album! #SUCKER

Saturday, December 13, 2014

NYU | Fashion Technology in NYC


It's crazy how fast this first semester at NYU flew by. My grad program is only three semesters in total and I can't believe I'm basically 1/3 of the way there. Weird. Anyway, I just submitted my final project for my reporting class—we could choose any topic and any medium. I chose to do a video looking into New York's fashion technology scene.


EVENT | Rebecca Minkoff x PS- I Made This

Earlier this week, I checked out a fun Girls Night Out event at the newly opened Rebecca Minkoff store in Soho. Guests were invited to take part in a fun DIY project with ultimate craftster Erica Domesek (aka the genius behind PS- I Made This): adding your own personal style to a simple baseball cap. You could add pompoms, feathers and/or jewels. And of course there were drinks and cute treats involved. Rebecca Minkoff herself even joined the party! Take a look:

Friday, December 12, 2014

MY LIFE | NYC Week 15


December sure came quick. Here's Dec. 1 - 7:

 Holiday market at Union Square!

GIVEAWAY | Holiday Prize Pack [CLOSED]

Here's what's up for grabs this month - happy holidays!!




Prize includes:
- 1 boohoo t-shirt
- 1 pair of Secret tights
- 1 adidas NEO Label notebook
- 1 Shopbop 'December' notebook
- 1 set of sticky notes
- 1 Me To We Style 'Rafiki Friend Chain'
- 1 set of 'Real Life' Broadway Nails
- 1 imPRESS Press-On Manicure set
- 1 liplicious 'Marshmallow Creme' lip gloss
- Seventh Generation Lavender Cleansing Bar Soap

TWO WAYS TO ENTER:

Saturday, December 6, 2014

EVENT | Teen Vogue x Man Repeller x Phillip Lim


As a longtime fan of Teen Vogue, I always love checking out the cool and fun events they have whenever I'm in New York. And now that I live here, it's nice to be able to get out to a lot more of them. I recently sat in the audience of a panel discussion and book signing for The Teen Vogue Handbook, featuring Editor in Chief Amy Astley and Editors Elaine Welteroth & Drew Elovitz, along with the Man Repeller herself Leandra Medine and fashion designer Phillip Lim. This is the second edition of the handbook, which has a lot of new information for anyone hoping to get into the fashion industry.

 Such a rock star panel:
L-R: Drew Elovitz, Elaine Welteroth, Phillip Lim, Leandra Medine, Amy Astley

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

MY LIFE | NYC Week 14

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This week I didn't take that many pics, oops. Here's Nov. 24-30:

Stumbled upon a couple massive snakes...nbd.

Monday, November 24, 2014

MY LIFE | NYC Week 13

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Well this was an exciting week! I went from firing rifles to having a Dun fam jam in NYC. 
Here's Nov.17-23:


 My visit to West Point Military Academy - full post HERE

 This week's food attempt: a pretty kick-ass pizza (current obsession: mozzarella & pesto)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NYU | West Point Military Academy


Never would I have thought I'd see the day that I'd get to shoot a rifle. It happened last Monday, on a field trip to West Point Military Academy with my class. My initial thoughts:


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

EVENT | VH1 You Oughta Know Concert


I'm pretty sure Nicole Richie is my celebrity spirit animal. This concept was solidified on Thursday, November 13th at VH1's You Oughta Know concert in NYC at the Hammerstein Ballroom. She hosted the show and was her usual cool self, as seen on Candidly Nicole. She also did a surprise rap performance. I'm a bit obsessed. I mean, she did get THIS close to me:


Thursday, November 13, 2014

MY LIFE | NYC Week 11


This was such a busy week. From crazy light shows to reporting on the midterm elections, I was running around out and about. Here's November 3-9!

A fall #ootd

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

EVENT | Cosmo's Fun Fearless Life Day 2


Day 2 started off with a quick power work-out to get everyone up and moving in their seats. Fitness guru Adam Rosante brought the energy to the stage and it was pretty great. I felt so refreshed and ready for the day ahead.